RFP for Landing Dock Platform Withdrawn

The defence ministry has withdrawn  the Request for Proposal (RFP) issued in 2013  for  Rs 20,000 crore Landing Dock Platform project due to emergence of a single-vendor situation after  capability assessment going against RNEL of the two shipyards in contention. Three private sector companies—RNEL Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and ABG Shipyard—were in the race initially for the mega project, but ABG  was disqualified on account of poor financial health. L&T with Spain’s Navantia,  was considered the front-runner for the LPD project.

Navy will now decide new qualitative requirements for the amphibious warships.

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